Information on the Zika Virus
Horizon BCBSNJ continues to monitor the Zika virus and its impact on our members. Understanding how the virus is transmitted can help you protect yourself, your family and your community. For the latest information, please visit the following websites: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NJ Department of Health (NJDOH) If you have additional questions, please contact your doctor or other health care professional. Travel advisory The CDC has issued a travel advisory for people traveling to regions impacted by the Zika virus and recommends special precautions for pregnant women. For the most updated information on travel advisories, visit CDC Travel Health Notices. If you have additional questions, please contact your doctor or other health care professional. Exposure and pregnancy The occurrence of the Zika virus infection during pregnancy has been linked to adverse outcomes including pregnancy loss and a serious birth defect called microcephaly. It is important for women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, as well as their partner(s) to understand more about the Zika virus, the potential risks associated with the Zika virus infection during pregnancy, and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your family during pregnancy. The most updated information on the Zika virus and pregnancy risks can be found on the CDC and New Jersey Department of Health websites. Talk to your doctor or other health care professional right away if you believe you may have been exposed to the Zika virus, or have any questions about the risk of Zika during pregnancy. Horizon BCBSNJ’s maternity program PRECIOUS ADDITIONS®, Horizon BCBSNJ’s maternity program, is dedicated to helping moms-to-be learn helpful information they can use to care for their babies and themselves throughout pregnancy. To learn more about Horizon BCBSNJ’s maternity program, eligibility and how to enroll, please visit the PRECIOUS ADDITIONS® website.